Peter Hamilton-Giles is an academic scholar of anthropology and religious studies and has carried out research in Haiti and Nepal over the last twenty years. A primary focus has concerned the development and maintenance of relationships between the physical and metaphysical domains. The desire to understand the ‘unknown’ has inspired further study of phenomenology, historicity, and hermeneutics, which are used to interpret meta-narratives built within occult disciplines. Hamilton-Giles was the co-founder of the Draconian Column, an English magical sodality whose primary focus was sorcerous ophiolatry. The Afflicted Mirror is his first book for Three Hands Press, and his future works include The Baron Citadel: A Grimoire fo(u)r the Crossroads.